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Ivan Fernandez

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S4, SB3, SM4

Further personal information

Languages
English, Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up swimming in 1994 in Pamplona, Spain.
Why this sport?
"I have been practising swimming from an early age for rehabilitation."
Club / Team
CD Midayu Tenerife: Santa Cruz de Tenerife, ESP
Name of coach
Jose Luis Guadalupe [club]

International debut

Year
2000
Competing for
Spain
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Sydney, NSW, AUS

General interest

Hobbies
Travelling, watching films, sport. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2019)
Most influential person in career
His first coach Jose Luis Ramon. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2019)
Impairment
He has cerebral palsy as the result of being prematurely born. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2019)